Spain in Focus

So often Italy and Spain are teamed together for a lesson – however we see so much more wines from both countries now here in KL that I felt it was time to expand them and give each a lesson all to themselves. The criteria this week being wines from Spain but also Spanish grape varieties being grown elsewhere which is an interesting novelty seen in wine 4.

In the Spain in Focus session in May 2015, we tasted:

*Albarino, Paco & Lola, Rias Baixas DO, Spain, 2013, MYR95

**Viero, (Viura), Finca de los Arandinos, Rioja DOC, Spain, 2013, MYR85

***Onix Fusio, (Syrah/Grenache/Carignan), Vinícola dep Priorat, Priorat, Spain, 2011, MYR85

****Legend of the Barossa, (Pedro Ximenez), Dandelion Vineyards, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Avg 30 yrs, AUD28

*stainless steel fermentation then aged on fine lees for 3 months
**old vines 35 years, after fermentation 11 months on lees
***Syrah aged 4 months in new French oak
****Personal import. “Traditionally grown and vinified, PX solera from 1944′

Food and Wine Matching:
Chorizo & Chickpea Stew
Upside-down Banana Cake with Maple-Caramel Sauce